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Classical Music

Mondays 9:00am-2:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Trevor Harris, Pat Akers

A full midday of the world's greatest music in definitive performances, with hosts Trevor Harris and Pat Akers.

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February 07, 2013

9:00 AM
Overture to Apollo and Hyacinth
Artist :
Album : Mozart:Overtures
Catalog : 8.550185
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth, Conductor
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 730099518529
Label : Naxos
9:04 AM
Serenata Espanola
Artist :
Album : Reflections of Spain for Guitar
Catalog : 80576
Instrument : David Russell, Guitar
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 8940805762
Label : Telarc
9:09 AM
Don Juan
Artist :
Album : The Cuba Concerts
Catalog : 121799
Conductor : Andreas Delfs, Conductor
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Milwaukee Symphony
9:28 AM
Symphony No. 4 Autochthonous
Artist :
Album : Still: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5
Catalog : 8.559603
Conductor : John Jeter, Conductor
Orchestra : Fort Smith Symphony
Upc : 636943960325
Label : Naxos
9:56 AM
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Artist :
Album : Canadian Brass: Legends
Catalog : 7347
Conductor : Robert Moody, Conductor
Orchestra : Canadian Brass Ensemble
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 776143734729
Label : Opening Day
10:04 AM
Album Leaf
Artist :
Album : At The Beach
Catalog : 422344
Instrument : Hakan Hardenberger, Trumpet & Roland Pontinen, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Philips
10:09 AM
Prelude to Khovanschina
Artist :
Album : Mussorgsky:Pictures At An Exhibition, Etc.
Catalog : 417299
Conductor : Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 2894172992
Label : London
10:16 AM
Sinfonia Seviliana, Op.23:1st Movement
Artist :
Album : Music of Turina and Debussy
Catalog : 80574
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Conductor
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 8940805742
Label : Telarc
10:24 AM
Grand Canyon Suite
Artist :
Album : Grofe:Orchestral Works
Composer : FERDE GROFE
Catalog : 8.559007
Conductor : William T. Stromberg, Conductor
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 3694390072
Label : Naxos
10:57 AM
Washington Post March
Artist :
Album : The American Album
Catalog : 60778
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 9026607782
Label : RCA
11:04 AM
Mazurka Op. 56, No. 1 in B Major
Artist :
Album : The Chopin Collection:The Mazurkas
Catalog : 5614
Instrument : Arthur Rubinstein, Piano
Upc : 7863556142
Label : RCA
11:09 AM
Artist :
Album : Mi Alma Mexicana/ My Mexican Soul
Catalog : 88697755552
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra, Conductor
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Upc : 886977555527
Label : Sony Classical
11:19 AM
Piano Trio in E-flat major, D. 929 (op. 100): Allegro
Artist :
Album :
Catalog : 9376a/b
Orchestra : Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Label : Bridge
11:36 AM
Tapiola, Op. 112
Artist :
Album : Sibelius:The Symphonies
Catalog : 416600
Conductor : Colin Davis, Conductor
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Upc : 2894166002
Label : Philips
11:55 AM
Song Without Words, Op. 109
Artist :
Album : Works For Cello And Piano
Catalog : 73498
Instrument : Alisa Weilerstein, Cello & Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Piano
TrackNumber : 4
Upc : 2435734982
Label : EMI
12:04 PM
Symphony No. 1: Allegro
Artist :
Album : Lilburn:The Three Symphonies
Catalog : 8.555862
Conductor : James Judd, Conductor
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 4731358622
Label : Naxos
12:15 PM
Souvenir de Florence: 4th Movement
Artist :
Album : Tchaikovsky:Souvenir de Florence/Mendelssohn:Octet
Catalog : 4217
Conductor : Daniel Spalding, Conductor
Orchestra : Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Connoiseur
12:23 PM
Five Pieces in Folksong Style, Op. 102
Artist :
Album : Schumann: Cello Concerto
Catalog : 42663
Instrument : Yo-Yo Ma, Cello & Emanuel Ax, Piano
Upc : 07464426632
Label : CBS
12:41 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D Major
Artist :
Album : Bach:Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3,5,6,7
Catalog : 89690
Conductor : Murray Perahia, Soloist & Conductor
Orchestra : Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Upc : 9699896902
Label : Sony
12:58 PM
Whirlwind Galop
Artist :
Album : Vienna Soiree
Catalog : 289463185
Conductor : John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 2894631852
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:04 PM
Little Overture, Op. 11
Artist :
Album : Norwegian Classical Favourites - 2
Catalog : 8.557018
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset, Conductor
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 11
Upc : 747313201822
Label : Naxos
1:08 PM
Roma, Concert Suite No. 3; 2nd Movement
Artist :
Album : Bizet:Roma/Lalo:Le Roi d'Ys
Catalog : 16564
Conductor : Roberto Benzi, Conductor
Orchestra : Bordeaux Aquitaine Orchestra
TrackNumber : 2
Upc : 298490165645
Label : Forlane
1:15 PM
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 14
Artist :
Album : Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra
Catalog : 67294
Conductor : Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Instrument : Philippe Graffin, Violin
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 3857260302
Label : Hyperion
1:32 PM
Symphony No. 94 in G Major Surprise
Artist :
Album : Haydn:Symphonien Nr. 94 Mit Dem Paukenschlag
Catalog : 410869
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Upc : 2894108692
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
1:57 PM
Trumpet Tune and Air
Artist :
Album : English Brass Music Of The 17th Century
Catalog : 10146
Conductor : Ludwig Guettler, Conductor
Orchestra : Guettler Brass Ensemble
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 006408101468
Label : Capriccio
2:04 PM
Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
Artist :
Album : Browns in Blue
Catalog : 8869711322
Instrument : Melody Brown, Piano
TrackNumber : 7
Upc : 886971132229
Label : RCA
2:11 PM
Artist :
Album : Ports of Call
Catalog : 80
Conductor : Eiji Oue, Conductor
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
TrackNumber : 1
Upc : 3091110802
Label : Reference Recordings
2:18 PM
Symphony in E Major: 3rd Movement
Artist :
Album : Hans Rott:Symphony
Composer : HANS ROTT
Catalog : 999854
Conductor : Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Upc : 6120398542
Label : CPO
2:32 PM
Symphony in B-flat Major
Artist :
Album : Sperger:String Symphonies
Catalog : 8.554764
Conductor : Peter Zajicek, Conductor
Orchestra : Musica Aeterna Bratislava
Upc : 3694347642
Label : Naxos
2:57 PM
Artist :
Album : The Bells of St. Genevieve
Catalog : 61002
Conductor : Donald Fraser, Conductor
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : Crispian Steele-Perkins, Trumpet
TrackNumber : 16
Upc : 090266100224
Label : RCA


Arts and Culture
10:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War

The Battle of Westport
Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri

When you think about the Civil War in Missouri what comes to mind? If Stefan Freund has anything to do with it you'll soon be more familiar with the sounds and images that the 1861-65 conflict produced. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Freund, an MU School of Music faculty member about his new Civil War Oratorio that will have its premiere April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

Listen here to a preview of Stefan Freund's Civil War Oratorio. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed MU School of Music faculty member and composer Freund and the Museum of Art and Archaeology's Dr. Arthur Mehrhoff about the work and premiere happening April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.

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Arts and Culture
4:54 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview

Pianist and singer Jim Brickman brings his show to Jesse Auditorium this Monday, March 31
Credit Janet Macoska

Concert alert: Jim Brickman is coming to Columbia's Jesse Auditorium Monday, March 31. The adult contemporary star talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris recently about Brickman's training, his career and his genre-spanning collaborations.

Listen here to the recent KBIA interview with Jim Brickman. He performs Monday, March 31 in Jesse Auditorium.

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Arts and Culture
9:14 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers?

Ayako Tsuruta was a recent guest on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. She discussed the experience of being a female in a male-dominated classical music field.
Credit Facebook/Odyssey Chamber Music Series

Settle in to listen to an hour of classical music on the radio and you'll mostly hear the works of male composers. It isn't that women do not compose in the classical genre, so why don't we hear them more often? KBIA's Ariel Morrision recently asked two local women what's behind the gender imbalance in classical compositions.

Listen to Thinking Out Loud about the hidden history of classical music's female composers.

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Arts and Culture
5:15 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview

Anne Akiko Meyers new release pairs Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with Arvo Part's Passacaglia.
Credit Credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Rare violins, finding a balance, and revisiting a Baroque masterpiece filled this week's Thinking Out Loud. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers about her new release featuring Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Listen to the KBIA interview with classical violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.

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Arts and Culture
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak'

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is featured soloist on this week's KBIA CD of the Week, a recording of works by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

KBIA's CD of the Week this week is the new release from cellist Alisa Weilerstein. The January 2014 Decca issue pairs Weilerstein with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of works written by Czech Antonin Dvorak during a period the composer spent in the United States.

Listen to a sample of Alisa Weilerstein performing Antonin Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104. This recording is on this week's CD of the Week from KBIA.

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Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview

So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris on a recent Thinking Out Loud
Credit So Percussion

This Sunday, February 9 the chamber ensemble So Percussion brings their creative classical performance to Columbia's Missouri Theatre. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently asked So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski about the band's history, their repertoire and their commitment to teaching their craft to a new generation of percussion-oriented classical music students.

Listen to an episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud where Trevor Harris talks to So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski. The piece also features selections that the ensemble is expected to play in their upcoming Columbia show.

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Arts and Culture
11:24 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal

RavenWolf C. Felton Jennings II playing outside Columbia's Lakota Coffee Co.
Credit Pug Dog Records/Charle Powell

Listen here to the full Thinking Out Loud episode that aired January 14, 2014.

Negative experiences that humans live through can be evident or may be deeply buried. Music as an assistive therapy can guide healing from past traumas, help people be more productive or just relax. On this week's episode of Thinking Out Loud KBIA producer Trevor Harris visited with a pair of local musicians working in vastly different venues to heal others.

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Arts and Culture
8:18 am
Tue January 7, 2014

St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad

Stephanie Berg is pictured with Symphony Music Director David Robertson and Jeanne Sinquefield, whose bequests led to the creation of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Credit St. Louis Symphony

Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.

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Classical Music
2:40 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms

Credit Mat Hennik/Deutsche Grammphon

The pianist Helene Grimaud is garnering increasing attention from fans and critics. Her 2012 release, Duo, with cellist Sol Gabetta, is regularly heard on KBIA and was recently nominated for a Grammy. On her latest effort, Brahms: The Piano Concertos, the French-born pianist presents a pair of works for piano and orchestra by 19th century Romantic era composer Johannes Brahms.

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Arts and Culture
11:54 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra

The veteran conductor James Levine is back as musical director of the MET Orchestra. The new CD from the MET Orchestra features pianist Evgeny Kissin and is KBIA's CD of the week.
Credit MET Orchestra

At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change.

Two of Columbia's Elan Singers at last Friday's Odyssey Chamber Music Series Holiday Songs performance.
Credit Odyssey Chamber Music Series

If you are a fan of classical performance, opportunities were abundant this past weekend in Columbia. Classical music patrons had performances to choose from by the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, the Missouri Symphony Societies' Holiday Home Tour, The Columbia Chorale with the Columbia Civic Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony at the Missouri Theatre. That we should we be so rich in classical performance every weekend.

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Arts and Culture
12:46 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas

Michelle Makarski and Keith Jarrett have a new release out. The ECM CD of JS Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Piano is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Today's Zaman

When violinist Michelle Makarski approached her friend, the pianist Keith Jarrett about playing some Johann Sebastian Bach sonatas, recording those works wasn’t necessarily in their initial plans.

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Arts and Culture
11:47 am
Mon November 18, 2013

CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions

The violinist Phillipe Quint and pianist Lily Maisky collaborated on Opera Breve, a new release of opera transcriptions.
Credit Avanti Classic

In the world of opera, many classical music aficionados have their favorites. When it came time to select pieces for their new CD of piano-violin duets, Lily Maisky and Phillipe Quint did some soul searching to find works that were most personal for them. The result of that process is the new release Opera Breve, a CD featuring 13 tracks specifically tailored for Maisky and Quint’s violin-piano duets.

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Arts and Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday

Eldar Djangirov had both classical and jazz releases earlier this year. The pianist brings his trio to Murry's in Columbia this Sunday for two shows.
Credit Courtesy:

From experience I can confirm that it’s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I’m not saying I’ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output

Aaron Dunn, founder and president of
Credit Aaron Dunn

Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s Ninth, Durufle’s Requiem and lots more. Services such as the Naxos Music LIbrary make recordings available for a membership fee.

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